FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312
Email:mhall@boonecountymo.org

BOONE COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
HOSTS FREE 5K FOR NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

March 2, 2017—To kickoff National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is hosting a 5K walk/run on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Stephens Lake Park. Participation in the event is free and the first 300 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by visiting www.showmeboone.com/pa/raceinfo.asp.  

Each year, the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office joins other communities across the nation in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. From April 2-8, 2017, the focus will be on this year’s theme—Strength*Resilience*Justice*. According to the Office of Justice Programs, this theme reflects a vision of the future in which “all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.”

The importance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will also be recognized by the Boone County Commission through a proclamation. The Commission will present a proclamation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1:30PM in the Boone County Commission Chambers in the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center. The proclamation will highlight the impact of crime on victims and the importance of strengthening victims and survivors in the aftermath of crime, building resilience in our communities and our victim responders, and working for justice for all victims and survivors.

This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant award by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  The National Crime Victims’ Rights 5K is a U.S.A.T.F. sanctioned race.

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